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EA’s Origin servers are down

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If you’re sitting at home, trying to play any of EA’s games online – then you’re probably sitting and swearing at a scree; especially if you’ve taken time off to grab a few more Battlefield Dog tags. Why? EA’s servers are currently down.

It’s not just Battlefield that’s affected though. Gamers are busy raging on forums for pretty much all of EA’s games; FIFA, Dragon Age, Need For Speed – you name it. Console players are even being asked to create new Origin accounts to link to their PSN and Xbox Live ones, despite having functional accounts.

According to Origin, account services are currently offline.

Account services control your ability to log in to Origin, sign up for a new account, manage your account, and change your avatar.

According to downdetector, the problems been going on for the last four hours – with no resolution in sight. EA is aware of the issue, and is currently investigating.

It’s gotten so bad, that the current number of online players playing Battlefield 4 stands at…22.

Battlefield

There’s no word whether this is the work of hackers or DDoS attacks, or if some intern’s managed to unplug the ethernet cable. Still, if you;re planning on playing any online EA games today, you’re in for a bad time.

Last Updated: January 23, 2015

117 Comments

  1. Ryanza

    January 23, 2015 at 07:40

    All that I can say is, Don’t Support DRM.

    Reply

    • Ryanza

      January 23, 2015 at 07:47

      There is a video game coming that will always play, even when servers go down.

      http://a.pomf.se/eaycvw.gif

      Is your PC ready.

      Don’t Support DRM. The Witcher 3 is coming.

      Reply

      • Lord Chaos

        January 23, 2015 at 08:00

        Why does the mountain range in the top right suddenly lose a chunk?

        Reply

        • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

          January 23, 2015 at 08:00

          Dragon ate it.

          Reply

        • Admiral Chief

          January 23, 2015 at 08:00

          DLC?

          Reply

          • Lord Chaos

            January 23, 2015 at 08:01

            What I was going for. 😀

        • Admiral Chief

          January 23, 2015 at 08:00

          Yomamma sat on it

          Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          January 23, 2015 at 08:02

          Next gen

          Reply

          • Lord Chaos

            January 23, 2015 at 08:03

            At least it should now be easier to climb.

        • b1nd3r

          January 23, 2015 at 08:11

          just the server checking your dlc, Seems a bit delayed 😛

          Reply

          • RinceThis

            January 23, 2015 at 08:12

            I thought it was paid for DLC?

          • Lord Chaos

            January 23, 2015 at 08:12

            Might even be DRM… “you pirate? You don’t get to see the mountain.” 😛

          • RinceThis

            January 23, 2015 at 08:16

            “Can’t see the DRM for the mountains?”

        • RinceThis

          January 23, 2015 at 08:12

          lol

          Reply

        • Ryanza

          January 23, 2015 at 08:20

          This is old footage. So that pop-in or pop-out means that we can maybe expect that visual quality on PC, not the pop-out but the rest of you see.

          Reply

        • Raptor Rants A Lot

          January 23, 2015 at 08:45

          A wizard did it.

          Duh

          Reply

      • Captain JJ Saga

        January 23, 2015 at 08:27

        That hair physics is a bit iffy, but man I cannot wait for this game to arrive. It is going to be so epic.

        Reply

        • Ryanza

          January 23, 2015 at 08:33

          The hair and the pop-out is not he important part. Look at all the detail from old footage. Could the finial release be even better…

          Reply

          • Captain JJ Saga

            January 23, 2015 at 08:42

            I honestly don’t care about the hair, I just couldn’t help my attention being drawn to his grey locks, but it’s the story and gameplay that makes Witcher games what they are. And that fighting engine.

          • Lord Chaos

            January 23, 2015 at 08:45

            It’s all DRM. 😛

          • Ryanza

            January 23, 2015 at 08:47

          • Dutch Matrix

            January 23, 2015 at 08:50

            Dude, I really think you need to stop fapping to Witcher 3 footage whilst trying to type…
            😛

          • Ryanza

            January 23, 2015 at 08:53

          • Captain JJ Saga

            January 23, 2015 at 08:54

            The GOG versions of Witcher 1 and 2 have so many cool extras.

      • Dutch Matrix

        January 23, 2015 at 08:49

        Walkin’ with an atitood doth not a great game make…
        Witcher 3 is going to be Skyrim 1.5…
        Brolloks is my name
        Trollin’ is my game

        Reply

        • Captain JJ Saga

          January 23, 2015 at 08:53

          Considering the map size Witcher 3 is actually Skyrim 1.42 🙂

          Reply

        • Ryanza

          January 23, 2015 at 08:55

          Can’t really compare the 2 games other than map size.
          Witcher 3 better story, funnier combat.

          Reply

          • Captain JJ Saga

            January 23, 2015 at 08:56

            Geralt “dances” when he fights. In Elder Scrolls you bash. 😀

          • Ryanza

            January 23, 2015 at 08:59

            Geralt do the sword dance:
            http://i.imgur.com/oMmACIA.gif

          • Captain JJ Saga

            January 23, 2015 at 08:59

            Haha. Exactly. Love it.

          • Dutch Matrix

            January 23, 2015 at 09:45

            Have to wonder how many times he stabbed himself in the ass before he got it right… 🙂

          • Admiral Chief

            January 23, 2015 at 09:49

            7 times

          • Ryanza

            January 23, 2015 at 09:53

            Racial black comment or a Kim Kardishian comment.

            I shouldn’t say anything.

          • Dutch Matrix

            January 23, 2015 at 10:19

            Wow! You must be the Spin Doctor for I dunno, the EFF?
            Seriously though, I kind of think you broke the troll level record here my friend!
            Well done. I shall henceforth, play nicely with the other children.

          • Mossel

            January 23, 2015 at 09:04

            Yeah elder scrolls is pretty much “left click to kill Alduin”

          • Captain JJ Saga

            January 23, 2015 at 09:18

            Haha. Mash button and jump when he breathes fire.

          • Ryanza

            January 23, 2015 at 09:16

            Not funnier. More fun is what i meant. I should read my damn comments before posting.

          • Admiral Chief

            January 23, 2015 at 09:17

            So you wanna DRM your own comments?
            😛

          • Dutch Matrix

            January 23, 2015 at 09:27

            Like I said: Stop trying fapping to Triss Merigold and typing at the same time. FOCUS!!!!

          • Ryanza

            January 23, 2015 at 09:29

            Not funnier second time around.

          • Dutch Matrix

            January 23, 2015 at 09:34

            Yeah. Not trying to be funny. Trolling. Remember that.
            We have a Hulk…

          • Ryanza

            January 23, 2015 at 10:11

    • Spaffy

      January 23, 2015 at 08:03

      At least you are consistent, albeit predictable 😀

      Reply

      • RinceThis

        January 23, 2015 at 08:04

        INDEED…

        Reply

        • Spaffy

          January 23, 2015 at 08:05

          WHY YOU SHOUTING?

          Reply

          • RinceThis

            January 23, 2015 at 08:09

            I was Teal’cing!

          • Admiral Chief

            January 23, 2015 at 08:17

            He does not shout when saying indeed.

          • Kromas Votes LAG WCMovie Event

            January 23, 2015 at 08:41

            KREE JAFFA!

          • Raptor Rants A Lot

            January 23, 2015 at 08:45

            No, but if ever there was a man who spoke in capital letters, it’s Teal’c

          • Mossel

            January 23, 2015 at 09:06

            haha I cant imagine a scenario where someone shouts the word “indeed” xD

          • Spaffy

            January 23, 2015 at 09:10

            I can. Is @disqus_DoEH3TsffU:disqus #ForeverSP?

            INDEED!

      • Ryanza

        January 23, 2015 at 08:07

        At least you know what you getting with me.

        Reply

  2. Ryanza

    January 23, 2015 at 07:49

    Oh yes I forgot. Fuck EA and it’s DRM bullshit.

    Reply

  3. RinceThis

    January 23, 2015 at 07:55

    lol

    Reply

  4. Ghost In The Rift

    January 23, 2015 at 07:56

    LOL, i wanted to play a bit of Dragon Age online this morning but decided to eat my Weetbix..XD

    Reply

  5. Charles_Bronson

    January 23, 2015 at 07:58

    DRM is the fucking WORST. I cant even install my disc copy of Dragon Age!!!!

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      January 23, 2015 at 08:01

      Maybe EA has a “Death Wish”

      Reply

      • Charles_Bronson

        January 23, 2015 at 08:07

        Ahh, i see what you did there. This guyyy

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          January 23, 2015 at 08:17

          LOL now it’s Bill Murray and not Charles Bronson 🙁

          Reply

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 23, 2015 at 08:36

            was just about to say Bill Murray wasn’t in death wish, it was Charlie Bronson! One of the first real action hero’s, only on EEEEEEEEE!

          • Bill_Murray

            January 23, 2015 at 08:59

            What can i say, I got some extra time on my hands now. Thanks EA…

          • Hammersteyn

            January 23, 2015 at 09:05

            Loooooooooool

  6. Skyblue

    January 23, 2015 at 08:00

    I wonder what Mr Kruger will do today. Screw EA and their DRM policies.

    Reply

  7. b1nd3r

    January 23, 2015 at 08:12

    Hey look at that Origin is up and i can play all my games in single player, Have been all morning. but witcher 3 isnt single player!!!!! and because it isnt DRM clearly means the servers will always be up……. -.- some people (ryanza)

    Reply

    • Ryanza

      January 23, 2015 at 08:13

      • b1nd3r

        January 23, 2015 at 08:22

        Fuck i didnt know snake was in this game >.<

        Reply

    • Kensei Seraph

      January 23, 2015 at 10:20

      First, oh god the grammar. Where did you learn English?
      Go get a refund NOW!

      Second, “witcher 3 isnt single player!!!!!”
      Um, it is single player so I’m not sure what this sentence is meant to say.

      Third, “!!!!!”
      It is said that the use of five or exclamation marks is a sign of insanity and I think you just proved that saying.

      Reply

      • b1nd3r

        January 23, 2015 at 10:24

        BWahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!1!!!!!!!11!111!!!! Sarcasm is lost on the stupid >.<

        Reply

      • b1nd3r

        January 23, 2015 at 10:32

        BwahAhahahaHahaha!!!!!1!!!1!!!!11!!!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkTb9GP9lVI. Sarcasm is lost on the stupid. Insanity…..doing the same thing over and expecting a different result 😛 coming from a grammer nazi, How often do you rage at the grammer on the net 😛 and im insane >.< tards are out on fridays and it aint even raining 😀

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        • Kensei Seraph

          January 24, 2015 at 00:00

          Oh… you responded.
          Sorry for the late response but I just assumed you’d gone back to being silent or something.

          Anyway, back on topic.
          I honestly believe that insanity is the natural state of being for the majority of the human race and those few who are truly sane get locked up in padded white room so as not to hurt themselves or others due to their inability to adapt to the world around them.
          So yes, you are insane but still more sane than me and if we actually met I would make sure there was a nearby exit at all times.

          Reply

          • b1nd3r

            January 24, 2015 at 06:32

            ok kiddo if thats how u spend your friday night 🙂

      • b1nd3r

        January 23, 2015 at 10:35

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkTb9GP9lVI and they can keep removing it 😉

        Reply

      • Ryanza

        January 23, 2015 at 12:24

        That was all about me. The new thing around here is to take what I say and then say the opposite.

        Sarcasm vs information put out there. Sarcasm is about the way something is said. On the net, how it’s written. But on the net you have larger audience and just simply stating the wrong information. Sarcasm doesn’t really read well on the net. But anyway not going to go into it. Just look at the response you got.

        Reply

  8. Kensei Seraph

    January 23, 2015 at 08:16

    Remember you heard it here first, Origin and EA turn your PC into a pile of rocks.

    noun: scree
    a mass of small loose stones that form or cover a slope on a mountain.
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/94/Carningli_scree_slope_-_geograph.org.uk_-_394198.jpg

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    • Lord Chaos

      January 23, 2015 at 08:17

      Whoot!! You found the missing part of the mountain.

      Reply

      • Kensei Seraph

        January 23, 2015 at 08:18

        : )

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      • Admiral Chief

        January 23, 2015 at 08:19

        Magnificent!

        Reply

      • b1nd3r

        January 23, 2015 at 10:38

        I thought he was against drm >.<

        Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      January 23, 2015 at 08:17

      DAMN YOU SCREE

      Reply

  9. Bill_Murray

    January 23, 2015 at 08:17

    I feel like this has happened before…

    Reply

    • Kensei Seraph

      January 23, 2015 at 08:18

      Probably.

      Reply

      • Bill_Murray

        January 23, 2015 at 09:03

        It was Groundhogs Day reference

        Reply

  10. ToshZA

    January 23, 2015 at 08:18

    There is something called offline mode. While you can’t buy new games or play multiplayer, you can still access your installed games and play.

    Or are you stuck on a console? In which case no sympathy, suffer and die peasant.

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    • Skyblue

      January 23, 2015 at 08:19

      Lol

      Reply

    • Kensei Seraph

      January 23, 2015 at 08:22

      The problem is with some games if you want to get full functionality you HAVE to be in online mode.
      E.g. If you want to use your DA:O or DA2 saves in DA:I you have to import them from the keep when you create your character otherwise it will just use the default settings.
      Why they couldn’t give you the option to use the saves stored on your local machine instead of the one on Dragon Age Keep is just plain weird.

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      • ToshZA

        January 23, 2015 at 08:25

        Yeah that is weird. EA make some really dumb decisions sometimes. Well, if you already have a character then it won’t be a problem, but if you don’t, then go ahead and swear at EA.

        No sympathy, make better decisions EA.

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        • Blood Emperor Trevor

          January 23, 2015 at 08:39

          They’re not dumb decisions if you consider they only do what’s best for them with little regard for their customers.

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          • ToshZA

            January 23, 2015 at 08:49

            Which is a dumb decision. Imagine how many more people would be happy to pay EA for their games if they actually cared about their customers?

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            January 23, 2015 at 08:59

            At least one, me.

          • Ryanza

            January 23, 2015 at 09:06

            EA has learnt that they can do anything and get worst company in USA two years in a row and people will still buy their shit.

            So EA is making it all about them and trying to get as much money as they can get from this people who for some reason still supports them.

            EA does not give a fuck about gamers, customers, their image. EA only cares about money and how much money they can get.
            And people still support them.

      • Lord Chaos

        January 23, 2015 at 08:26

        Spent bloody hours redoing all my decisions and by the time I was done I didn’t even want to play anymore.

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      • Mossel

        January 23, 2015 at 09:03

        You can use your DA:O saves in DA:I? That’s pretty cool.

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      • Ryanza

        January 23, 2015 at 09:14

        I thought the Keep thing was just to recreate a save file, as in if you haven’t played the other games. I didn’t know you had to upload your old saves to their servers.

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    • Bill_Murray

      January 23, 2015 at 08:23

      You cant play what you cant install.

      Reply

    • Quo Vadis?

      January 23, 2015 at 08:35

      Rather be a peasant without all the massive patches the ”mass turd race” needs ;P

      Reply

      • ToshZA

        January 23, 2015 at 08:48

        Um. Consoles have massive patches too. Unless you’re stuck in last gen?

        Reply

        • Quo Vadis?

          January 23, 2015 at 09:03

          No! all LIES!

          Reply

      • FSR

        January 23, 2015 at 08:49

        What was that Halo MCC day 1 patch? Oh yes, 20GB… on day one. Peasantry.

        Reply

        • Quo Vadis?

          January 23, 2015 at 09:02

          Ah, but that’s an Xbox/ MS problem. PC really 😀

          Reply

    • Brady miaau

      January 23, 2015 at 12:21

      Well, my DA:I did not login, after the first time, for weeks. Always timed out.

      Reply

  11. Captain JJ Saga

    January 23, 2015 at 08:26

    Oh EA. Why am not I even surprised?

    I’ve got that C&C Ultimate Pack thing on Origin. Of course EA didn’t bother to make sure it works on Win8, so many of my friends can’t play their games without external patches. The online is also dead for 90% of the games because of stupid gamespy so now you have to make do with hamachi and C&Conline to get things working.

    I honestly thought EA was on the path of redemption, but obviously I was wrong.

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  12. Raptor Rants A Lot

    January 23, 2015 at 08:41

    Wow that Theme Hospital download must have been popular 0_o

    Reply

    • ToshZA

      January 23, 2015 at 08:50

      LOL

      Reply

    • Ryanza

      January 23, 2015 at 09:01

      If they made a Theme Hospital re-make it would be really popular. Theme Hospital is good. But then the re-make will come with DRM. So yeah fuck that idea.

      Reply

      • ToshZA

        January 23, 2015 at 09:08

        If they do a remake it’ll be like Dungeon Keeper. Just don’t give them ideas. EA better not ruin another franchise.

        Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      January 23, 2015 at 09:51

      You, that couple of MB broke their servers, Gave an upvote, had to take it back 😀

      Reply

  13. Mossel

    January 23, 2015 at 09:01

    Actually EA said it yesterday on the BF servers. It will be down for about an hour.

    Reply

  14. DrKiller

    January 23, 2015 at 11:27

    I’m assuming this will affect EA Access on the Xbone too! They better fix this before 5pm! Need… to… play… PEGGLE 2!!

    Reply

  15. Happy Meal

    January 23, 2015 at 13:56

    Nooooooo And I was so eager to be some cannon fodder on BF4 today I will have to settle on feeding on Dota2. Nothing like the life of an eager Noob

    Reply

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